Gaucho, a handsome two-year-old Australian Cattle Dog, was picked up as a stray and taken to the Ashe County Animal Control shelter in North Carolina in September. He had an issue with his tail, with the hair missing, which the animal control officers treated. But what Gaucho really needed was a rescue group to take him.

The trio of dedicated volunteers who comprise the Friends of Ashe County (NC) Animal Control worked diligently to get the word out about Gaucho. On Wednesday, September 26th, RADAR was contacted by Herding Dogs in Eastern USA Shelters, asking for our help. RADAR offered to cover up to $150 of vet care for Gaucho as an incentive for any qualified rescue that would take him.

By Friday, September 28th, the Australian Cattle Dog Rescue Association (ACDRA) agreed to take Gaucho! On October 1st, he had his vetting and neutering done in preparation for his transport on the first weekend in October to an ACDRA foster home in Rhode Island!

The volunteer who took Gaucho to the vet reported that his tail is already healing. She also said he loved greeting everyone (including other dogs) at the vet, and that he has “a fantastic temperament!” Click here to see more photos of Gaucho.

RADAR paid $150 of Gaucho’s initial vetting and neutering.

UPDATE! We just learned that Gaucho (known as Buckaroo by the rescue) has been adopted!

UPDATE! All funds have been raised for Gaucho! Thank you!

If you would like to help us have the ability to help other dogs, please visit our Donations page.

Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Gaucho:

Sheley Revis; Elizabeth Lavoie; Diana Berkstresser

Added on October 3, 2012.

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